Friday, October 18, 2019

Another Convention in the Books

Imaginarium was last weekend and, as usual, I had so much fun. Stephen Zimmer and Holly Phillippe never disappoint when it comes to the putting on such a good convention. It's always great to meet new people and see old author friends who I only get to see once or twice a year. This year was no exception.


 I had interesting neighbors on Friday and Saturday. The Western Kentucky Ghostbusters were across the aisle from me. They are a charity group that raises money for the Kentucky Children's Hospital and were great guys. I had an interesting discussion with one of them about the Star Trek franchise shows.

photo by Tony Acree

My next door table neighbors were authors Missy Goodman and Amy Leigh McCorkle (not pictured). I was thrilled to have them next to me. We've been neighbors before at previous conventions, so I knew I would be in good company with them.

Above, I am with authors (left-right) Molly Daniels/Kenzie Michaels and Beverly Ovalle. This is the first time I'd met Beverly in person. She, Molly and I were previously published by a now defunct publisher. Happily, we all moved on and found success in our new publishing efforts.

In honor of Halloween, these are the treats that passed out to attendees that stopped by my table. I call them Candy Hands. They were a big hit.

I was a member of four panel discussions: Thrilling Mysteries, The Big Rewrite, "I strenuously object!!!" and "Stop Blaming the Butler."  My favorite was "Stop Blaming the Butler." We had a great discussion about writing mysteries. I learned a lot from all four panels.

It was a wonderful convention and I'm already looking forward to Imaginarium 2020.


Monday, October 7, 2019

Imaginarium 2019

If you're looking for something to do next weekend, I'd like to recommend the 6th annual Imaginarium Convention in Louisville, KY October 11-13! Earlier this year, The Writer magazine recognized Imaginarium as Kentucky's #1 writers event and the 2nd best in the Southeast USA! Over 130 panels and workshops, over 200 panelist guests, a film festival, book fair and expo, and much, much more! Weekend and single day passes available!

The book expo is free and there is free parking. With over 100 authors and exhibitors and every genre imaginable, you will find some greats reads there.

My new mystery isn't available yet, but I will have all of my other books there, as well as some treats.


Friday, October 4, 2019


It's amazing what having a deadline does to my productivity. I'm working on book two of my series today, The Coin Collector. It's going well, if I do say so myself.


Screenwriting Nomination

  I'm so excited to announce that my horror/thriller screenplay, Summer Darkness has been nominated as a finalist for Best Short Scree...